Deanna T. Nardy
Field: Modern Japanese Literature
Advisor: Takuya Tsunoda
Deanna T. Nardy is a Ph.D. candidate in modern Japanese literature, where she studies the articulation and visualization of race, particularly blackness in Japanese literary and visual media. Before joining Columbia University’s EALAC program, Deanna received her MA at Kyoto University’s Gendai bunka-gaku (department of Contemporary Culture Studies) in 2018, where her master’s thesis focused on (national) identity construction and the image of Africa in the work of manga artist Yamakawa Sōji, and her BA from Columbia University’s EALAC department in Japanese literature in 2015.